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While the passion for Crusading remained strong in the 13th century and the Crusades were greater in scope, funding, and organization, they were lesser in accomplishment.
In that sense, crusading from the 1140s to 1180s (such of it as there was, mainly teased out from reactive papal rhetoric) shed much of its original monastic flavor.
For readers searching for a single-volume survey of the crusading movement, Christopher Tyerman's God's War is invaluable.
Such Muslim polemicists, who have a somewhat inadequate grasp of medieval Western history, draw parallels between the crusading period on the one hand and modern interventions by the West in the Middle East on the other.
The crusading Dublin journalist whose relentless dogging of drug lords bought her a fusillade of bullets at a traffic stop in 1996, Guerin is played with chipper self-possession by Cate Blanchett.
The coverage is wide (if inevitably skimpy in places), including discussion of the military orders, the conduct of war, Frankish settlement, and religious life, though restricted entirely to the Middle East; while Phillips acknowledges the significance of crusading in other regions, such as Spain and the Baltics, he devotes little attention to it.
A Crusades scholar provides this guide as a classic starting point for the study of the crusading movement.
That unusual alliance, says Shepard, was the crux of the film, in which young Cozza is seen maturing from a crusading 13-year-old to a voice-breaking, still-crusading 15-year-old (when filming concluded in June 2000).
ldots] although until comparatively recently it [the crusading movement] tended to be thought of something exotic and peripheral, it has never lacked historians.
This kind of crusading journalism may help an individual and may even result in a permanent change or two for the public good.
Presently, ASPI is crusading against off-road-vehicle abuse of the Daniel Boone National Forest.
The first article, by John France, the dean of historians who study crusading warfare, describes the very different approaches to warfare and tactics between westerners and Muslims.